Chiefs, Book 1
In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. With a new foreword by the author, this volume will be a collector's treasure for all fans of Stuart Woods.
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CHIEFSUser Review - weeze2 - Overstock.com
This was one of the most boring uninteresting books Ive read. Ive read others by Woods and enjoyed them. Maybe this was a fluke.Im usually satisfied or pleased with my Overstock purchases. Read full review
I have read this book only like 10 times in the past 15 years. I give it enough time to became cold in my mind and then try it again. I never really heard of anyone like the Main bad guy,but the rest of the characters are all truely from the Georgia of the 50's and 60's that I knew. This is the best Woods book of them all. And that is saying a lot.